And the Moviepilot post-premiere bar discussion award for best documentary goes to…
Classic post-movie debate brought to you by Moviepilot and friends. But which docs have we missed?…
Following the screening of Kick-Ass, the Moviepilot crew – sticking to the age-old tradition – decamped to a nearby bar to discuss the film – a vitally important element of the cinematic ritual. After much jubilant collective reviewing, we all agreed that the film ‘kicked ass’.
Next, joining forces with the Feunf Film Fruende team on the next table, we worked our way through a range of topics, finally settling on a debate about the best documentaries of all time. Here is our list:
And yes, yes – we know that 24 Hour Party People isn’t strictly a documentary, but then neither is the following day’s addition of American Splendor… or is it?? Uh – we’d better save that for a separate blog.
So anyway, in case you can’t read our writing, the list reads:
- 24 Hour Party People
- Festival Express – (probably a later addition from the music docs list below and really strictly for fans of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead or the 70s)
- Man with a Movie Camera
- American Movie
- 7 Mulden & 1 Leiche
- Die Hochstapler
- The Celluloid Closet
- My Date with Drew
And not written down, but definitely discussed:
Reading back, this is a pretty eclectic list!
Out of this was then born a subset – the best music documentaries discussion! By which point no-one still had the wherewithal to compile a written collection, so this is from memory:
In the meantime, we’re off to watch some docs.